Residency requirements for Naturalisation

Hi All,

I was just wondering if someone could confirm the residency requirements to naturalise with a Taiwanese spouse

The residency requirement is below:

Apply for Naturalization
(with more than 3
years of legal residence
and at least 183 days per
year from the day of

Would this mean we could stay in Taiwan for 2 years and 6 months, return to my home country for less than 183 days then return to Taiwan, apply for naturalisation, TARC and a Taiwanese passport, once this is approved return to my home country and renounce my original citizenship?

Just trying to work out the fastest way to apply for naturalisation for myself while also applying for PR of my home country for my husband.

My home country will automatically grant me a PR visa once my citizenship is renounced and I can also resume my citizenship afterwards so there is no problem there and it’s all legal. Legal but 麻煩 haha

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Doing this will likely invalidate your Taiwanese citizenship.

No. It’s legal.

The Act does not restrict ROC nationals from acquiring multiple citizenships of other countries, however it requires the person to give up their original nationality upon naturalisation. Dual nationals are however restricted by Article 20 from holding most public offices in Taiwan. Indeed, many immigrants to Taiwan give up their original nationality, obtain ROC nationality, then apply again for their original nationality—which some countries will restore, some after a waiting period. (Notably, the United States government has no such procedure.) This entire process is fully legal under ROC law, though statistics are not available regarding how many people do this. The Act also permits former nationals of the ROC to apply for restoration of their nationality.


I know some people from the same country as me who have gone through this process :slight_smile:
I’m just curious if I will be leave after 2.5 years, return after 0.5 years, naturalise, then leave.

Our long term plan is to spend 3 years in Taiwan then 3 years in Australia and so on.

Having an Australian PR gives you pretty much all the benefits of Australian citizenship with the exception of the right to vote and government student loans.

I would like to naturalise as this is not the case of a JFRV based ARC, as seen with the recent travel subsidies, bank loans etc

Thanks! Learned something new today.